The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 101 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.30% -
As % of the System Software category 1.73% 3.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £290 £363
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £22.50
Xen
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
173 156 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.55% 9.41% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 56
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 22
Average hourly rate £12.28 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.16% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.01 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £19.83 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Xen.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) vSphere
3 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 6 (66.67%) XenServer
3 6 (66.67%) EnterpriseDB
3 6 (66.67%) Cobbler
3 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
3 6 (66.67%) CloudStack
3 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (66.67%) DevOps
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) RUP
3 6 (66.67%) DSDM
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
3 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Xen. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) CloudStack
1 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
1 2 (22.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
1 6 (66.67%) DSDM
1 6 (66.67%) RUP
1 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Ruby
1 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 6 (66.67%) XenServer
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Cobbler
1 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) EnterpriseDB
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat